Hello, I am the bread machine reviewer and this is the place where I will be sharing with you reviews of the top bread machines available for purchase. Back in 2012, I purchased my first bread machine and whilst it wasn’t the best machine I could have purchased, I was hooked. Since then I have bought many machines, many of which I have given as gifts (something for which I have become notorious for), but I have always kept the best machines for myself. The purpose of this site is to share my knowledge and give my unbiased opinion on some of the leading bread machines around, to help you find the best bread machine for your own personal needs.
What makes a machine great
To properly review the options available, I have taken into account three important variables, price, durability and bread quality and score each bread machine I have used with these variables in mind, to hopeful find you the best option available for you. I relies also that many people have special requirements for their bread maker, whether that be gluten free, large or small or whether the machine uses a non Teflon pan, so as a result I have also made lists of the top bread machines with these special requirements
My Favorite Bread Machines
Perhaps the mother of all bread machines, the Zojirushi BB-PAC20 has it all. It has 10 pre programmed settings including whole wheat jam and cake, a 13 hour delay time, it has additional heating on the lid of the machine to ensure that your bread is evenly baked and includes a recipe book along with an instructional DVD and manual to make sure you know exactly what to do. The Zojirushi also contains a shape option where you can shape your bread after the first rising phase to allow for the perfectly shape bread. The Zoijrushi is an extremely consistent bread machine and will serve you for a long time, however the price does reflex the quality and at almost 256 dollars it is not cheap, but if you’re looking for long-term quality the Zoijrushi BB-PAC20 has you covered.
Sunbeam 5891 2-Pound Programmable Breadmaker
The Sunbeam 5891 comes with 12-programmed functions, a 13-hour delay bake and a led display for a clear display of bread making progress. Capable of making 2lb and 1.5lb loaves, the Sunbeam 5891 will cost you around 47 dollars. The sunbeam 5891 may not be as flashy as many of the other bread makers but it does a fantastic job, it will last well beyond its 1-year warranty without showing its age. Simply put a reasonably price machine that will do the business.
Oster 2-pound Expressbake Bread Machine
This bread machine is very reasonably priced and will set you back approximately 44 dollars, with this comes 12 bread making settings and 3 crust settings with a 13 hour delay timer and an easy to follow LCD display. The 2 lb. capacity means this machine is great for making bread for families or multiple people and express bake settings allow the production of bread in less than an hour, which is particularly useful if you are impatient like me. The Oster 2-pound expressbake is very durable considering its price and it takes minimal time to add the ingredients in before your bread is being made, however the non-stick coating does fade with intensive use after a few years. But overall it is a very reliable machine for the money you pay.
The Zojirushi BB-CEC20 is a great bread machine albeit a bit expensive(224 dollars), the Zojirushi BB-CEC20 features a 13 hour delay, a quick bake setting which allows a loaf to be made in just 2 hours and an auto shut-off system which provides additional safety. The Zojirushi BB-CEC20, which produces 2lb loaves, comes with an instruction video, manual and recipe booklet to make sure you fully understand how to operate it. The bread machine also comes with an easy to use LCD control panel, 10 pre programmed options for various different breads to bake as well as a home made menu function which allows you to save some of your own settings.
SKG Automatic Bread Machine
You can get this bread machine for around 97 dollars, it contains 19 automatic programs including programs for gluten free as well as interesting options for cake and jam, it produces three loaf sizes 1lb, 1.5lb and 2lb, which is useful, is you have varying amount of people or appetites around. There is a 1-hour keep warm setting and a 15-hour delay timer. It comes with plenty of helpful instructions, is a relatively quiet machine and very easy to use. This bread maker is a great bread maker for someone new to bread making as everything is setup to help you avoid making mistakes, so if you have never owned a bread machine and are considering buying one, you could do a lot worse than the SKG automatic.